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Appointed administrator section

If QCAT has appointed you as an administrator to make decisions about all or some financial matters for an adult, the following information will help you understand your role.


The principle Act which governs your role as an administrator is the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000. The main sections of this Act you need to be aware of are detailed under Key responsibilities under the Act.

Other Acts which are referred to in the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 or support requirements of this Act are:

  • Penalties and Sentences Act 1992
  • Trusts Act 1973
  • Trust Accounts Act 1973.

Copies of the relevant Acts are available from the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel.


To ensure the adult’s income and assets are being managed in their best interests, QCAT requires information about the actions you have taken since your appointment and intend to take in the future. Below is a summary of the main requirements with further information under Reporting requirements.

Notice of interest in land

If the adult owns real estate your appointment as an administrator must to be registered with the Registrar of Titles

To do this you must complete a Titles Registry general request form and lodge with a copy of the QCAT decision appointing you. Instructions are available on completing the form.

For more information visit Reporting requirements.

Financial management plan

You may have provided QCAT with a Financial management plan when you applied to become the adult's administrator.

However, in certain circumstances QCAT may require submission of another Financial management plan for appointed administrators - Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (PDF, 594.0 KB) after your appointment. This plan should contain an update of information not initially available to you and progress you have made since your appointment. 

For more information visit Reporting requirements.

Account by administrator

An account of your administration is usually due to be lodged annually as instructed by QCAT in their decision. The accounts provide a summary of income and expenditure for the year as well as all current assets and liabilities. It is up to you to lodge your accounts by the due date. You will not be sent a reminder.

QCAT’s Account by Administrator (ABA) form (PDF, 381.1 KB) must be completed unless an exemption has been granted.

For more information visit Reporting requirements.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

Last reviewed
28 August 2014
Last updated
17 March 2015

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